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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Sea Eagles Seniors Blitz Magpies

Whitsunday Sea Eagles travelled to Mackay Magpies on Saturday with Senior teams having a great day on field.

The sun was shining but it was definitely wet weather footy with the Magpies ground waterlogged from the week of rain.

Sea Eagles Senior Men handled the slippery conditions better, to take home the win 46 – 25 and secure 3rd position on the ladder above Magpies, behind a tight tussle at the top between Saints and Swans.

Sea Eagles backline was superb with Nathan Packer, Ryan Lee, and Eden Wishart having plenty of the ball.

Reliable targets up forward Angus Blackwood and Brayden Wall gave Sea Eagles scoring opportunities throughout the game.

Despite the sloppy conditions Sea Eagles Senor Women flew in the first term keeping the opposition scoreless.

The second quarter saw Magpies make a strong resurgence and Sea Eagles worked hard to hold their advantage.

Sea Eagles were able to endure the attacks and finish with a strong win 45 – 25.

Lana Rademeyer put in a solid effort for the day pegging two goals whilst Cleo Dickie showed strong form through the midfield.

Cara Behnke also presented in the forward line to chalk up two great goals.

Sea Eagles Under 14s took it to a strong Magpies team in the performance of the year with every player contributing, however could not overcome the bigger Magpies outfit losing 6 - 21.

Sea Eagles Under 12s found themselves back on a wet deck for the first time in a while taking on the Magpies for the second week in a row.

After a cracking win against them last week, Sea Eagles could not keep Magpies from scoring in the final term and went down 15 – 17 in a muddy thriller.

This Saturday August 5 sees all Sea Eagles teams head for Bakers Creek with games starting from 9:15am.

Contributed with thanks to the Whitsunday Sea Eagles.

Senior Men Aaron Thompson

Senior Women Cleo Dickie

Senior Men Jake Turner. Photo Credit: Cody Fowler

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